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2017 Artist Residency

Thanks to the University of Minnesota Berlin Artist Residency, I will spend this summer photographing my way across Europe. Using Berlin as home base, I will travel to Calais, France, Szeged, Hungary, and the Brenner Pass in Austria. In all these places I will investigate new barrier walls constructed to stop the flow of migrants from the Middle East into Europe. I am interested in the psychological and constructed space that exists between people. How and why do we establish an inside and outside? What does it mean to belong?

MFA Here I come!

Have you ever had a line from a kids book constantly going through your head? My kids have this book called Feelings – it’s got great rhymes and pictures. “I did it! I did it! I shout to the crowd. Getting dressed by myself makes me feel proud!” Well, today I get to shout “I DID IT! I DID IT! I SHOUT TO THE CROWD! GETTING INTO THE U MAKES ME FEEL PROUD!”
University of Minnesota MFA here I come! I’m shocked, amazed, scared, and feel so, so proud.

Exhibition Announcement: The Transparent Self; Art & Motherhood

The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI

Gallery 3
Oct. 31-Nov. 7, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, November 7
6:30-8:30 pm

The photographs in this body of work approach motherhood through ideas, feelings, stereotypes, and documentation. I hope the vulnerability that comes from using my own life and family as a backdrop results in photographs that become less about the individual experience and more about something greater and universal.
 
Every day for one year I made, edited, and uploaded a photograph for discussion to my website. By committing to this rigid, demanding photographic schedule, I mimic the rigid, demanding schedule of motherhood, allowing me to document a year of complex thoughts, ideas, and feelings.